Priority Pass members get 'sleep pod' privileges in Dubai

By Chris C., May 17 2017
Priority Pass members get 'sleep pod' privileges in Dubai

Priority Pass members can now catch some shut-eye in between flights at Dubai International Airport with a new wing of ‘sleep pods’ joining the program, which cardholders can visit in lieu of a more traditional airport lounge.

Found near Gate A1 in Terminal 3 – the same used by Qantas and Emirates – travellers can approach the Sleep ‘n’ Fly reception desk, swipe their Priority Pass card and set up camp in a private pod.

Each offers a fully-flat bed, space to securely store your luggage, both AC and USB power outlets to recharge your devices while you doze, access to wireless Internet and a dimmable LED light.

Disposable ear plugs and head rest covers are also at-hand, along with a wake-up service with your choice of hot or cold towel.

However, blankets, pillows, eye shades, slippers, travel adaptors & shower kits to use in the nearby public showers are all subject to payment.

Between 12pm and 10pm daily, one swipe of your Priority Pass card provides three hours of nap time, although during peak periods – between 10pm and midday the next day – access is limited to two hours. In both cases, this counts as one ‘lounge visit’ in line with your membership.

Travellers with an unlimited-use Priority Pass card may instead choose to visit one of the eight proper airport lounges in Dubai to freshen up and enjoy a bite to eat, before wandering over to the Sleep ‘n’ Fly zone for some rest.

Priority Pass Prestige membership is complimentary for holders of the American Express Platinum Charge Card and the Citi Prestige Visa Infinite card, providing unlimited lounge (and sleep pod) visits, otherwise retailing at US$399 (A$538).

This latest initiative follows a new proposition for Priority Pass at Sydney Airport, with cardholders entitled to $36 worth of food and beverage at selected airport restaurants in lieu of airport lounge access.

Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

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08 Jun 2014

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The sleeping pods in AUH are fantastic. Now with PP it's even better, but only for Dubai.

07 Mar 2017

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Two hours to sleep (at peak times)? Doesn't seem worth it...


17 May 2017

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Nice to be able to park up somewhere for a rest but I think I'll need to carefully consider before volunteering to be trapped in a small box with a hot or cold towel for a snooze - I hope they come with some form of individual air flow as I find the DXB J lounge (and Erimates planes) too warm and sticky at any time of day

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08 Jun 2014

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Personally, they're breathable and work well. From experience it's not hot or is it cold.

Does unlimited lounge access allow you to go back every 2-3 hours?

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